ERIC Number: ED172476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Psycho-Educational Intervention: Implications for Learning and Delinquency.
The follow-up study of 47 learning disabled children (mean age 9 years when first interviewed) focused on current reading ability, school status, and involvement with the police. The Ss had all attended a clinic for 2 1-hour sessions weekly for periods of from 5 months to 2 years. The Ss also participated in therapy groups and crisis intervention. At the time of the follow-up study the Ss' mean age was 15 years, and they had all been separated from the clinic for at least 2 years. Findings showed that none of the Ss had had a major encounter with the law, 81% were now functionally literate, and all were either in school or in paid employment. The results indicate that learning remediation may have an effect on the student that far transcends reading improvement, as the projection for this population without intervention is that approximately 1/3 would have had encounters with the law for antisocial behavior. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY. Psycho-Educational Div.